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Re: Dominance of Form vs Dominance of Color

Posted by Steve E on June 21, 2005

In Reply to: Dominance of Form vs Dominance of Color posted by Bruce Kahl on June 21, 2005

: : : What would be the meaning of the phrase Dominence of Form
: : It would mean that whoever wrote it was a poor speller.

: From a few psychology courses taken decades ago I remember experiments in dominance reactions that tested whether subjects had a dominance of color or a dominance of form.

: People were shown playing cards. Some were regular cards such as red hearts or black aces.

: And then they were shown cards that were fixed by the experimenters, cards that had the suit and color reversed--black hearts and red aces.

: The experimenters then measured the time it took for the subjects to discern the differences.

: I don't remember too many of the conclusions or details of the experiments but males tended to take a longer time to see the incongruities so they were deemed to have a dominance of color while female subjects were quicker to see the differences so they were judged to have a dominance of form.

: I would google the terms but I need to blank out now but that is what I remember.

SS--Take no prisoners!